This series will discuss mental distress/madness from the perspective of people with lived experience. The voices of other experts have been dominating community understanding of “mental health”– this is a chance to engage differently.
1 - How do you support someone going through intense emotional distress or acting in ways that you find confusing, distressing or mad? This introduction to IPS is trauma-informed, non-coercive, honest, transformative and practical.
2 - This session will explore how universities are taking up, or not, the impressive intellectual work of people with lived experience of madness.
3 - This session will explore what people who have used the mental health system think and want. The mental health system is grounded in coercion and paternalism, but these three leaders are at the forefront of the winds of change.